8 Memory Care Facilities in Virginia Beach, VA

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The Waterford at Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"The Waterford at Virginia Beach is fantastic and clean. My husband is in Reflections, which is their locked down or memory care unit. They listen to you. If you have a problem and go to the right..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Atria Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
1628 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 2...
"Located in the heart of Virginia Beach - one of America's premier resort towns - Atria Virginia Beach is a welcoming community with all the comforts of home. Stay active through a diverse social..." More

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Harmony at Independence

Provides: Memory Care
2077 S. Independence Boulevard , Virginia Beach...
"The woman I met at Harmony at Independence (formerly The Crossings at Independence) was terrific and very knowledgeable. The place was clean, very well kept and very nice. The problem is they were..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at King's ...

Provides: Memory Care
440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
"Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at King's Grant House, a premier senior living community in Virginia Beach managed by Commonwealth Assisted Living. Situated in quiet residential neighborhood,..." More

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Brookdale Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
937 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"Brookdale Virginia Beach is a little cheaper than the other place I visited, but it doesn't have quite as much to offer. The staff is wonderful and the rooms were nice and had good light. They have..." More

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Bickford of Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
2629 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
"Opening Fall 2019 We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Memory Center

Provides: Memory Care
1853 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 2...
"The Memory Center is excellent and very expensive, but it's my number one choice for my sister. The staff is excellent. The place is created in an L shape and everything is amazing there. It felt..." More

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The Gardens of Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
5620 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"The Gardens of Virginia Beach offers compassionate senior care in Virginia Beach, VA. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm,..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach has a large senior community that comprises over 12 percent of the 450,000-person population. The city is situated on the southeastern coast of Virginia, a state where more than 140,000 people have Alzheimer's disease. The Virginia Beach area provides an array of resources for local seniors with dementia and their families, as well as more than half a dozen memory care facilities.

    In Virginia Beach, memory care facilities are officially referred to as "special care units," or SCUs. Some SCUs are freestanding, while others are located within secure wings of assisted living facilities. Assisted living facilities that house memory care units must meet specialized requirements regarding staffing, staff training, safety and security features and admission policies. SCUs are licensed and monitored by the Virginia Department of Social Services. 

    • Seniors in Virginia Beach do not pay taxes on income received from Social Security. While other types of retirement income are taxable, they are deductible up to $12,000. This may allow seniors to put more money into their memory care budget.
    • While the overall cost of living is about 15 percent higher than the national average, it is on par for the statewide cost of living. Healthcare expenses are relatively high at roughly 15 percent higher than state and national averages, which may be a concern for seniors managing a chronic condition like Alzheimer's disease.
    • The violent crime rate in Virginia Beach is lower than regional, state and national averages, which may provide peace of mind for families with loved ones in memory care in the city. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being low crime, the violent crime rate is 13.8, compared to the state average of 19.7 and the U.S. average of 31.1. The rate of property crime is higher than the state and national average at 40.0 but lower than the regional average of 45.3. 
    • The air quality in Virginia Beach is good, which may appeal to seniors who have cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses. The city tied for 1st for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution.


    Paying for Memory Care in Virginia Beach

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Virginia

    $7,218.00 Norfolk
    $6,000.00 Hampton
    $5,355.00 Chester
    $4,900.00 US
    $4,868.00 Virginia Beach
    $4,847.00 Williamsburg
    $4,294.00 Chesapeake
    $4,107.00 Suffolk

    Memory Care costs in Virginia Beach start around $4,868 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Virginia Beach and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Virginia Beach

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Virginia page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free memory care resources in Virginia Beach, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Virginia page for more information about these laws.

    Memory Care near Virginia Beach, VA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Virginia Beach

    • Review of Harmony at Independence

      The woman I met at Harmony at Independence (formerly The Crossings at Independence) was terrific and very knowledgeable. The place was clean, very well kept and very nice. The problem is they were ... Read more

      Beth
    • Review of The Memory Center

      The Memory Center is excellent and very expensive, but it's my number one choice for my sister. The staff is excellent. The place is created in an L shape and everything is amazing there. It felt l... Read more

      Rosie
    • Review of Brookdale Virginia Beach

      Brookdale Virginia Beach is a little cheaper than the other place I visited, but it doesn't have quite as much to offer. The staff is wonderful and the rooms were nice and had good light. They have... Read more

      Rosie
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